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Play Doh kitchen creations from Hasbro

Published September 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If there is one type of toy that Izebella especially loves to play with then it’s probably Play doh. This stuff needs zero explanaton, it’s been around for years and years and will be here to stay for many more. It’s the stuff that kids love but parents fear, parts stuck or trampled into expensive carpets and that ever so familiar smell – it’s Play doh.

Hasbro have launched some new play doh sets known as kitchen creations. 


Kitchen creations give all the fun of cooking for young children but without the mess. We have two sets – The magical oven and a Sizzlin stovetop.

 Both sets need batteries as they both make cooking sounds and the oven lights up. 

The contents of the sets are similar, both containing several pots of coloured play doh and various play utensils and plates. 



Once everything is unpacked and batteries are in, it’s time to start making and creating. There are no real rules when it comes to play doh but my girls had no problems in realising that it’s a kitchen set and play doh food was  the main objective here.


The magic oven works via a magic lever which lifts the plate of food up towards the light to cook it. It also makes a ding sound when done. It opens and closes and has a fake time display so it does resemble the real thing in a way.


The sizzlin stovetop does not light up but makes a sizzling sound as if the food was cooking in pans. 


Both of these products work really well together and especially so with siblings together as there are lots of items in each one.  

I did make the unfortunate mistake of allowing my giddy 4 year old to open and begin to play with the play doh on my living room carpet, oops! It was quickly moved onto a large splash mat in another room.

Yes play doh does get stuck in carpets and especially so deep carpets. It is best played with on an easy clean surface, Lino or wooden floor, table or on a good washable floor covering. As long as parents protect their carpets then this stuff really is not anything to dread or be wary of. It does come out of the carpet with a bit of cleaning and is a safe fun product that most kids love. 
 

Both of these play doh sets are sold at many supermarkets and toy stores including Amazon and The Entertainer. Each set costing between £20-£25 each. 

Awesome little green men

Published September 14, 2017 by Bizzimummy

So in this house we have so many collectible little figures. Everything from shopkins, to tsum tsums and Splashlings. All looking rather girly and certainly aimed more towards girls.

Well now comes something a little different yet still totally collectible!


It’s these “Awesome Little Green Men”, but they aren’t just green, there are also little blue awesome dudes here too. Maybe it should be called Awesome green and blue men,  but anyway these seem to gear more towards the boys, but of course in this gender neutral toy world, anyone can play with them.
 

Just like other collectible figures, they come in blister packs and blind bags/boxes meaning it’s a surprise each time.  And as for what they actually are – well they are like mini solidiers. Some come with weapons, others with viechles. Each with a name and number just like the real thing. 
 

There are two sides to this battle – Green and Blue. They aren’t just pretty standing figures either as a battle game can be played with these guys. There’s a fair few to collect and even their dog tags too. 
 


I do think this may be popular amongst younger boys. The battle packs costs £24.99 and blind boxes £3.99 each. Buy from Smyths toy store, Amazon, Very and other toy retailers. 

Find out more on these awesome little green men and the battles here!

L.O.L Surprise series 2 

Published August 31, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Remember my posts several weeks ago with miniature dolls and accessories all hidden in a plastic ball? They are known as L.O.L Surprise dolls. They were the first series and we are now on series 2 of these things. 

Series 2 is the same as series 1 but with more characters introduced. Izebella still had to unwrap the large ball to find all the hidden accessories and finally the doll right in the middle. 


This doll is named DJ. Each doll has its own name and style and each one does its own little thing with water, such as pee, change colour etc.

Of course Izebella loves them. I do find the accessories really small. If I had a younger child I’d certainly be wary. Also there is a lot of plastic rubbish when unwrapping the ball, but girls seem to love them and they do make easy Xmas presents and stocking fillers. 

My Pocket money toy subscription 

Published August 31, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This is our 3rd months box from the My Pocket money toy subscription which brings subscribers a box of age appropriate toys each month complete with a changing theme. We have so far had dinosaurs and space themes. August theme was very exciting for my girls being unicorns and rainbows. 


Here you can see Izebella looking fairly pleased after opening her monthly box of goodies.


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She found lots of lovely toys and sets in her special box, including a sticky bug, a rainbow alphabet puzzle, a hatching egg unicorn and a window decoration which she absolutely loved doing all by herself. She would not let anyone help her. 


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Jordanna also received her box of toys. The toys are curated around the child’s age each time so that children get toys that are not too young or old for them. Jordanna’s box therefore contained some different items to Izebellas box.






 
Jordanna’s box contained a lockable unicorn diary, a unicorn shrinkies craft set, a rainbow twirly stunt ribbon and also a tumble insect sticky bug, tho a different style to the one Izebella got. 

My girls have enjoyed all their monthly boxes and they both tell me that this was the best one so far. 

These subscription boxes start at £14.99 and subscriptions can be purchased 

here.

Bobble It! 

Published August 30, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Bobble It, is a new type of creative play colourful material. It’s mess free and lots of fun.

It stretches, moulds and sticks just like play doh but looks and feels completely different. It’s a little like air clay meets kinetic sand, soft, mouldable and zero mess. No need to worry about bits sticking to carpets with this stuff. The appearance reminds me of those colourful little spog sweets that are usually found in a pack of liquorice all sorts.  

At the moment there are just two Bobble It play sets – A picture frame, and a vase with flowers (Famcy flower set) ; which is the set we have, plus individual Bobble It refill packs. 

In the vase and flower set we start off by putting together the vase, which is just 2 pieces of shaped plastic 
Unfortunately these need to be taped together, this is the one thing that let the set down, as sellotape with Bobble material don’t seem to bond so great.

By stretching the coloured material, then applying it to the vase, it can then be moulded to fit where it needs to go.

There were no instructions inside the box so we were left to our own imagination really and went off the images on the box cover to know what we had to do. 

   

My girls decided to use all of their colours to create stripes all around their vase. I helped too and it’s lovely easy stuff to work with. 

The flowers were also easy. There are several petal cutters or the petals could just be moulded onto the plastic flower bases.

 


The stuff sets with air after a few hours yet still feels soft and squishy to touch. 

 

Ours  doesn’t quite look as good as those on the box, but it’s not to bad for our first attempt I don’t think. And we still have a fair bit of the material left too to make whatever we like. 

My girls are already asking for more sets of this stuff so I’m hoping to get them the other set too and hopefully Addo may just bring out more.

Bobble IT is available from The Entertainer store. 

Emoji’s have landed

Published August 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Emoji fever seems to be taking over the UK with the recent release of the Emoji movie. Kids everywhere want all new emoji themed accessories, and these poseable light up figure and just one of them. 


There are three to collect and for some strange reason, my kids seem obsessed with the poop shaped one – which also happens to be called “Poop” the other two are Jailbreak and Gene and we have two of these.

 

Now I’m not sure what exactly these are meant to be or their use; as they don’t really do all that much. Their arms and legs can be moved and they can be also be removed from the stands so maybe a little like dolls?

 They also both light up, but the light isn’t anything special and not really bright enough for reading, Plus it doesn’t stay on long enough. The lights are only activated when one of the characters arms are lifted and then instantly go off again as the arms don’t stay up. 

 

I actually struggled to get pictures of the lights on as one of my hands had tohold up the arm, with the other taking the picture.

Jordanna wasn’t too impressed with the short amount of light. Izebella seemed happy to have just something from the Emoji movie.

If anything they do make nice enough bedroom decorations and accessories, they aren’t soft so no good for bedtime hugs either. I’m thinking maybe in a few years time they may just be sought after by movie apparel fans and who knows perhaps worth a bit more than the £14.99 price tag. 

 

Visit Flair toys for more info. 

Shnooks

Published August 28, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Meet the Shnooks, cute balls of magical fluff from the land of Zuru a magical place full of fun and adventure. Shnooks are bright and colourful and are hatched at the spot where the rainbows meet the waterfalls. 



They arrive in their very own bubble, a little like a baby.

The bubble needs bursting open. The Shnook inside is flat out tired from the journey to your home and needs a little help to wake up.  


A simple shake and a lot of love usually does the trick. Shnook will then grow and grow ready for lots of love and new home with you.


 Shnooks come with fluffy fuzzy hair and come with their own little comb and hair clips ready for their new owner to style. 



These are so cute and cuddly, perfect for any little princess. 
They can be found ready and waiting in many magical stores like The Entertainer for approximately £8.00 each. 

Dynamite Dare! 

Published August 7, 2017 by Bizzimummy

             DIFFUSE OR LOSE!!

This is Dynamite Dare from Brainstorm games. It’s aimed at children ages 4 and over. It requires no batteries, there is no dice, no counters, no cards and no board. It’s a very easy simple game with easy set up. 

This is the game, there isn’t much to it. Two parts that connect together and 3 pieces of dynamite (red foam tubes). 

There’s a few stickers to put on too, just make sure not to do what I did and put the clock sticker on the wrong way, oops! Luckily it came off easy enough and is now the correct way.

The box says that it’s for 2-4 players but more can easily play if there’s more people. 

Although this game is meant for children, I have to say it’s possibly one of the most nerve wracking games I’ve played. You see those red, black and yellow switches on the image above, just above the clock? Well they start upright and players take turns to flick them down or off. 

The game can go two ways. A switch can either diffuse the dynamite or it can blow it up. Either way gives a pretty big shock and made us all jump. Just watch this! 

Yes you never know which switch will set it off. 

A good game to play if there’s a few of you is elimination rounds. Everyone takes turns and the one who sets off the dynamite is out, the remaining players keep playing until just one player is left. 

It may be for little ones but it’s lots of fun especially so the anticipation of whether it will explode or not.

This game costs approximately £19.99 from many good toy retailers. 

Memorable Toys Boutique 

Published August 4, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Memorable toys are a family-run online toy boutique based in Ireland. They sell quality wooden toys along with educational and traditional toys.Toys that children can create lasting memories with.
All of my children were each sent a lovely toy over suitable for their ages.

Izebella was absolutely thrilled with her new toy – A wooden lunch set! She loves this type of thing, ie pretend play, cooking, tea parties etc. This is one of Memorable toys wooden toy sets too. It contains 36 pieces and all but two are made with wood.


This set includes play food, a big plate, cutlery, napkin and a menu. The menu gives images and Izebella can find the correct pieces to go on the plates or she can just invent her own dishes. She has her own play cooker, fridge and sink sets but was lacking in play food so this set has really come in useful for her little kitchen arrangement.
Ryan, being the scientist in the house, has his very own Putty peeps lab kit. It comes with putty, colour dyes, glitters and containers.


This is for kids ages 8 and over. It’s a weird type of puttt that doesn’t dry out and can be stretched, shaped and pulled. When it’s left for a while it goes all slimy but not wet if that makes sense and then when it’s played with again it’s back to normal. Its strange stuff. 


The idea is to put it in the containers and add various colours and shiny effects to it. It’s not something I’d have a go at myself but Ryan of course loves it. 
Finally Jordanna has the Rory’s story cubes fantasy edition.


This is one of the newer editions to the Rory cube franchise. I have myself never played  the cubes before and was surprised at just how interesting the games can be.


There are nine cubes with 6 different images. In this set, the images are based on fantasy characters, homes and accessories so there are princesses and castles and also frogs and the odd ogre. 

There is no set rule on how to play this game and no limit on players. It’s for most ages too, even the younger ones can join in.

Each player throws all nine dice and then creates a story beginning with “once upon a time” using all nine images. It’s not as easy as it sounds but it’s fun and encourages kids to use their imagination, especially so with it being a fantasy edition. It can also get very silly at times. Just as there are no set rules, there are also no real winners or losers, unless you create a game where someone can win. 

The cubes all come in a cute little magnetic locking case too making it a great game for traveling or bedtime stories.

You can buy these toys and many more at Memorable toys. Prices are in Euros.

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Shipping is free over €50. 

Fuzzikins Craft Campervan

Published August 1, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I had never heard of Fuzzikins prior to my children receiving their new toy. They must be pretty popular as they even have their own Facebook page . What I can gather is that the Fuzzikins are a collection of cute fuzzy animals (cats, dogs, rabbits etc). The figures all come plain white and the idea is to decorate and colour them with pens and included craft items.

So they pretty much double up as both a collectible and craft toys.

My kids; well my girls in particular and mainly Izebella as it's suited to her age band; got sent over the Fuzzikins craft campervan.


This is one of the larger accessory set to go with the Fuzzikins characters. There are two Fuzzikins cat characters included along with stickers for the van windows and a selection of stickers to colour in and stick on.

Four pens also came included.

The campervan can be used as a push along van toy, or for storage for the pens and figures.

Inside the van, is a table, pull out bed, chairs, pen holders and even a surf board attached to the handles on top. The whole side opens up to reveal a cute little Fuzzikins travelling home.

The Fuzzikin pets can be drawn on and decorated anyway you please. They can probably be washed too and redesigned. Izebella seemed to have no problem knowing what to do with hers.

And when she's had enough of designing and decorating, she can then put the new fuzzy pets to bed, they even come with their own little blanket.

I think the idea with the campervan is to collect more fuzzikin pets, as Izebella is already asking for more of them.

This set costs £19.99 from Interplay toys and will be available to buy directly from Interplay and most good toy stores.

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